Death of Art Buchwald

October 20, 1925 - January 17, 2007
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 81

Columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winner dies at age 81
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Art Buchwald, the Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist, made a career out of skewering Washington's elite, then won even wider fame when he chose to let himself die rather than fight for every ounce of life. Now he has had the last laugh.

Buchwald died of kidney failure at home Wednesday, surrounded by family, nearly a year after he stunned them by rejecting medical treatments aimed at keeping him alive. As it turned out, he lived another year instead of the mere weeks he was given by...

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